what is the technical reason why no current version of GNOME runs on macOS?
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Fri Apr 16 12:51:56 UTC 2021
On 16 Apr 2021, at 8:35, Evelyn Pereira Souza via macports-users wrote:
> On 16.04.21 14:13, Ben Greenfield wrote:
>> Can you clarify?
Note that wiki pages are inherently unreliable, as they are maintained
manually by whoever feels like updating them when the whim strikes them.
As the history of that page shows, it had about 8 weeks of interest from
one person who is also the maintainer of most of the GNOME ports, back
> Some days ago GNOME 4 was released. This very old release.
Yes, but that only shows that it is from a very old wiki page.
A check on a current MacPorts installation provides the actual truth:
# port info gnome-desktop
gnome-desktop @3.38.1 (gnome)
Description: gnome-desktop contains the libgnome-desktop
well as a data file that exports the GNOME
the Settings Details panel. The libgnome-desktop
library provides API shared by several
the desktop, but that cannot live in the platform
various reasons. Documentation for the API is
Extract Dependencies: xz
Build Dependencies: meson, ninja, pkgconfig, itstool, gtk-doc
Library Dependencies: desktop-file-utils, fontconfig,
gsettings-desktop-schemas, gtk3, iso-codes,
xorg-libX11, xorg-libXext, xorg-libXrandr,
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